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The Research Internship Hunt

When it was time to pick my major in my sophomore year, I decided to choose something that was just STEM enough to make my parents happy and just humanities enough to make me happy: psychology.  It was all fun and games until one of my professors shared the recipe…

Carleton: expectations vs reality

I’m going to be honest—Carleton wasn’t my first choice. Or second. Or even seventh. I only filled out the application to prove to my brother that I could get accepted into his alma mater and that I am not, in fact, the dumb sibling. I probably wouldn’t even have submitted…

India: my personal dystopia

When I came to campus for Spring Term, India seemed to have the COVID situation under control- cases had decreased, public places were opening and restrictions were being lifted. But within a couple weeks of my return, my country sounded like the setting of a dystopian novel. Hearing about the…

An international perspective on American politics

I am not the most well-informed person by any means. Still, the current political environment scares me. I am fortunate that for the last four years I have not been personally directly harmed by the Trump administration, but the ideals and sentiments that the current president is often associated with…

Why taking Spring Term off was my best decision

Remember on the last day of classes in Winter Term when everyone was panicking and trying to figure out their spring break plans? That night at 1 a.m., my parents called to tell me I had a flight to India in 12 hours. In the span of a few hours,…